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May marks the end of another top football competition as the FA Cup, the world’s oldest domestic cup competition, crowns a new champion. With more than 140 years of history at its back, many consider the FA Cup the best football knockout tournament played anywhere. Clubs from all levels of English football compete, from the most famous English Premier League sides to humble village teams, and every year sees at least a few of the mighty fall.
Among the felled giants by the quarterfinals were Chelsea and Manchester City, defeated by third and second division rivals, respectively, while Liverpool was still alive – and on track for an eighth FA Cup triumph – joined by holders Arsenal and tough Manchester United, who faced off in March’s quarterfinals. Man United and Arsenal remain tied at 11 for the most FA Cup titles, but perhaps that changes this season. Bradford City, meanwhile, the giant killer from the third division who ousted Sunderland and Chelsea in earlier rounds, has lived their moment in the “Cup of Dreams” to the fullest.
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